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former prime minister, the allegations of hacking by rupert murdoch's media empire could have a global impact. east africa's drought is labeled the world's worst, but with so many in need, why is one refugee camp in kenya completely empty? and it is a question of identity. for native americans, the system has long helped define their tribes, but times have changed. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. another day and yet more extraordinary revelations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire. first came a story that the news of the world reporters tried to buy top-secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. in a separate case, another murdoch paper is alleged to have targeted personal liberation of the former prime minister when he was chancellor. >> the head of state, the royal family, her and their security is the duty of the police in the royal protection branch. the integrity of those officers must surely be beyond a doubt, but this morning, i learned that "news of the world"'s e-mail uncover
to say that this is the most humble day of my life. >> rupert murdoch and his son james r. and not see. the british law makers grill them over what they knew about the scandal. a dramatic attack interrupt the hearing. -- is due to die in texas tomorrow. it is now one of his victims fighting to save his life. hoping to make a splash, the london olympics. we follow one british athlete training hard to make the cut. welcome to our viewers on pbs and america. shocked, appalled, ashamed, the words that rupert murdoch used before lawmakers. that was his reaction tuesday phone hacking scandal that has unraveled his empire and sent shock waves through the military -- through the metropolitan police. they apologized for the hurt that was caused but they claimed that they were not responsible. the proceedings were interrupted by protesters with a plateful of foam. >> the moment when two of the world's most powerful media moguls, rupert murdoch and his son,, arrived to be held to account for the way that there company invaded the privacy of individuals. >> do you have anything to say about the ph
that this is the most humbling day of my life. >> rupert murdoch and his son james are in the hot seat as british lawmakers grilled them up over what they knew about the phone hacking scandal. scheduled for execution, mark stroman is set to die by lethal injection. hoping to make a splash in the london olympics, with just a year left to go, we follow one british swimmer working hard to make the cut. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. shocked, appalled, a shame, the words that british -- that rupert murdoch used before british lawmakers. he was addressing the scandal which has sent shock waves through the metropolitan police. appearing beside his son, the senior murdoch apologized for the hurt that has been caused but maintained he was not responsible. the proceedings were interrupted by a demonstrator using a plateful of foam. >> the policemen are there to protect rupert in james murdoch, not taken in for questioning. that job fell to a committee of and peace. that tycoon's wife was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent
by trying to throw a plate of shaving cream at rupert murdoch. following the murdoch's rebecca brook who's resign head of operations last friday and arrest and questions by police on sunday. brooks, a former editor of news of the world denied prior knowledge of the phone alletions but apologized to the victims. >> it was cruel and i have regrets. just the idea that phone access was by someone of the news of the world is abhorrent to me as it is to everyone in this room and it's ultimate regret the speed in which we have found out and tried to find out the bottom of the investigations have been too slow. i think james a rupert both accepted that earlier and we're endeavoring to continue to continue to investigate. but of course there are regrets. don't know anyone in their right mind who would authorized no sanction approval for anyone listening to the voice mails of those circumstances. i don't know anyon who would think it was the right and proper thing to do at this time or at any time. >> charlie: also appearing s sir paul hnson the head of scotland yard who resigned sunday. the heari
and rupert murdoch issues an apology. after years with barely a drop, some regions of kenya are paying a hefty price. >> normally, this area would be teeming with cattle and goats. as you can see, it is completely empty. >> the woman behind the creative crosswords shares tricks of the trade. ♪ >> amid a firestorm of controversy, rebekah brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. there are allegations of her role in the phone hacking scandal and illegal payments to police officers. she said she felt a deep responsibility to the people hurt. rupert murdoch apologized to the family of milly dowler, murdered girl whose hacked phone started the controversy. >> she is the most high-profile casualty so far in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the atlantic. for the past 10 days, rebekah brooks has been a part of the storm that has swept rupert murdoch's empire and remained by his side. today, she decided to step away. she said that recent times have been tough and i need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and rebuffing the allegations about my record as a
to andrew edgecliff johon about you rupert murdoch and the news corporation case in london. >> i tell you today is not the end of the story but with the resignation of rebecca brooks on tuesday, this is a story which will run for months if not years with police investigations, judicial inquiries, lawsuits and any number of other threats still piling up against the company, but it's a significant day. >> charlie: the president's press conference, global implications for europe and the united states and the rupert murdoch case. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: every story needs a hero we can all root for. who beats the odds and comes out on top. additional funding provided by these funders: but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every da all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding pvided by these funders: captioning sponsored b rose commun
would this have on the global empire of rupert murdoch? we are joined from new york by the media editor for the "financial times." thank you for joining us. news corp. shares are down. is the scandal in danger of in danger in the entire empire? >> i think you have to separate the two things. is there any allegation that similar behavior was taking place in any of the u.s. operations? there are no allegations. this is a fast-moving investigation. we don't know what it will throw up next. clearly, there has been contamination to the way that investors in the u.s. and around the world, they see the risks attached to part of the business they never paid much attention to, the u.k. newspapers. they are slow-growing and shrinking assets that were not a big part of the investor focus until last week. >> one group has accused rupert murdoch of treating the company like a family candy jar. do you think there could be growing unease among investors? >> for context, these are relatively small institutional investors. they have added this to their libby of complaints. we are picking up concern abou
, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. rupert murdoch's news corp. has dropped their bid for bskyb. >> they clearly need to do with the problems that news international. >> 21 people were killed in a financial capital. the fighting continues to rage in libya. colonel gaddafi's forces and the rebels are still in a tug of war. the last few days have brought an incredible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire and today can get another blow. bowling to public and political pressure, news corp. withdrew their bid for bskyb. this is in the wake of the hacking scandal. for more on how the deal went, here is the bbc's business editor. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mobile is in the news for what he would see as the wrong reasons. the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment of his desire to get all of british news broadcasting. "we believe that the acquisition would benefit both companies it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate." this was the appalling climate for mr. murdoch. >> when such a
should go. and i hope you will come to the debate that rupert murdoch should drop his bid for b sky b, should rise the world has changed and should listen to this house of commons. >> i agree with what the right old gentleman has said and i think it's good that the house of commons is going to speak with one voice. >> this evidence casts serious doubt on mr. coleson's ashurntss that the phone hacking over which he resigned was an isolated example of illegal activities. the prime minister says the chief of staff is not passed on this very serious information. can he now tell us what information he proposes t take against the chief of staff? >> i have given, i think, the fullest possible answer i could to the right honed gentleman. and let me just say this. he can stand there and ask questions about andy. i can stand here and ask questions about tom baldwin. (cheers and applause) you know what, m speer? i think the public and the victims of the appalling scandal want us toise above this. >> >> mr. speaker, he just doesn't get it! (cheers and applause) he just doesn't get it. and most of
error of judgment he made in hiring andy coleson. rupert murdoch, his son james and news international chief executive rebekah brooks have been summoned to appear before a parliamentary committee next tuesday. questions have begun to arise about the impact this scandal will have on the future of murdoch's global media empire and what it pact it will have on british politics and the future of prime minister david cameron. his press spokesman andrew coleson, former editor of "news of the world" has resigned and has been arrested. joining me from london, alan rusbridger, the editor of "the guardian," catherine mayor, "time" magazine london bureau chief. the cover story on "time" is hers and alister campbell, former communications director to prime minister tony blair. joining me frocambridge, john burns, the "new york times" london bureau chief. here with me in new york is roger cohen of "new york times" and josh tie ren tie ren jell of blooplberg business week. where is the story as we speak? >> everyday brings another startling turn in this story. todas big turn was the dpe sigs by rupe
. for all their troubles, rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince who controls much of the company voiced his support. what about the rest of the board? it is addressed in an article in "the daily beast" today. news corporation shares are up. the news hacking scandal is off the front pages for the first time in two weeks. but independent directors have hired their own top lawyers. why? >> we are getting mixed signals. we have heard the board have hired some lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against their own legal exposure. there have also been reports that some of the more independent minded directors are beginning to think about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title as ceo of the company. on the other hand, this is a board murdoch controls pretty firmly. it is hard to say what will happen yet. >> who exactly is on the board? >> it is a funny bunch. there are 16 board members. they cover a lot of ground. there is a former head of state and there is an opera singer. there is quite a range of experience. the one thing they all have in common is they ar
from the pages of rupert murdoch's newspaper to the walls of parliament. >> the shuttle has cleared the tower. -- the tunnel. >> it is countdown for the space shuttle final launch. we hear from one at nasa veteran who was there from the start. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. aid agencies have issued an urgent appeal for help for millions affected by drought in east africa. the crisis has been particularly cruel to somalia, kenya, uganda, and ethiopia. more than 300,000 people have walked days to get to the refugee camp in kenya. ben brown has been there for a week. >> among the refugees at this camp, there are hundreds of lost children and orphans. some got separated from their families on the long walk from somalia. others, like abdi and his sister, no longer have parents. their father died in somalia's civil war. last month, their mother was killed as well. >> it is better here. back in somalia, there was war. we have no relatives there, so we fled here. we now have a foster mother to look after us. >> in the camp hospital, these children have parent
deal. >> the rupert murdoch scandal may have cost the atlantic. at the department of justice and all kinds of federal agencies will be going after this very hard. we will, too. >> jay rockefeller, this is about allegations of the journalist working for media mogul rupert murdoch illegally tapped into the phone messages of thousands of people, including families of the victims of 9/11. the fbi is apparently looking into this as well. murdoch, by the way, is a u.s. citizen. tell us about this. >> this is really serious. the foreign corrupt practices act makes it illegal to take bribes anywhere. if you are a u.s.-based corporation, and news corp. is. our laws are in it. even if it did not happen here, and it might have. we might have been just oblivious to the fact it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. that it could bring down the camera government at some point. certainly, it will undermine cameron, all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament your part of his defense was that the stuff was going on 10 yea
. at they don't want to hear that. there is a serious grumbling taking place. rupert murdoch's "news of the world" at tabloid is dead. >> they would go and do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> that is a former editor and reporter of "news of the world," now defunct because rupert murdoch's company has killed it because they were packing into voice-mail -- hacking into voice-mails over the years, the families of victims of terrorism. even by british tabloids -- >> when you say that, you are moving the corporate rupert murdoch and the ascent was made by "news of the world, made a lot of money by it appealing to siliceous instance and naked girls and murders. he became a huge world actor. now it is coming to haunt him. he is an extraordinary operator, so he will get away from this, but closing the newspaper? >> also, through the media conglomerate, owns the fox tv, "the wall street journal" -- >> which is why this is on page one of "the new york times." >> and "the washington post." murdoch is just about to buy complete control of the big network, television network,
, including an attack on media mogul rupert murdoch by a prankster armed with a plate of shaving cream. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we examine today's proceedings where the head of news corp said he was shocked, appalled and ashamed, but not responsible for the misdeeds. we talk to john burns of "the new york times" and david folkenflik of npr. >> brown: then, we ask nuclear regulatory commission chair gregory jaczko if u.s. reactors could withstand an earthquake like the one that devastated japan. >> ifill: from indonesia, ray suarez reports on the challenges and the troubles facing one of the world's largest democracies. >> it made tremendous strides politically and economically but still struggles with corruption. >> brown: kwame holman updates the budget battles as the house and senate offer dueling plans for reducing the deficit. >> ifill: and judy woodruff explores the deadline-driven deal cutting underway with political editor david chalian. >> brown: plus, in a season of tornadoes, floods and more, we get some poetic perspec
tycoon rupert murdoch didn't only deliver the news this week. murdoch was the news and continues to be the news. the owner of the news corp, a $32 billion media con gone rat, is in the eye of a whirl storm. the rap is hacking. murdoch's journalists have been hacking into the cell phones apparently of the owners and users of those phones. police reports say there could be as many as 4,000 victims. murdoch's journalists also invaded confidential medical records, one of those victims is the former prime minister of the united kingdom gordon brown. two of his newspapers reveal private medical records of the son of gordon brown and the young boy's history of cystic fibrosis, which his mother and father were treating as a family matter. >> i can't think of any way that medical condition of a child could be put into the public arena legitimately. >> the international uproar over murdoch's newspaper hacking killed a pending murdoch broadcasting deal, namely, to purchase british sky broadcasting a deal valued at $12 billion. the sitting uk prime minister and the british public sidelined t
to rupert murdoch's giant media empire. it's "nightly business report" for wednesday, july 13. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. late today, the aaa credit rating of the united states was officially put on notice. moody's investor service placed the government's bond rating on review for possible downgrade. without a debt deal on capitol hill, moody's points to a "small but rising risk of a short-lived default" tom, that warning comes as the federal reserve says its ready to add more fuel to the economy if the recovery runs out of gas. >> tom: susie, fed chairman ben bernanke made that pledge during his semiannual congressional testimony today. that helped investor confidence, at least initially. stocks rallied sharply during the chairman's testimony but backed off those highs as the day wore on. by the close, the dow was up just 44 points, the nas
in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper, "the news of the world," that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 years later, he might well have made the same remarks about the person at the paper became fairly rotten and whose action shocked the nation. the paper, which has been printed for 168 years, became indelibly linked with the worst practices in journalism. james murdoch concluded it could not be amended. >> clearly, practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in media in general, and it is something that we believe very strongly and. clearly, certain activities did not live up to those standards. that is a matter of great regret for me personally and for the company. >> there were revelations about alleged hijacking of a mobile phone, and of the familie
. the action comes a day before c.e.o. rupert murdoch and his son, james, testify before the british parliament tomorrow morning, but our guest tonight says newscorp stock is still his top pick. joining us now? jason bazinet, media analyst at citigroup. hi, jason, nice to you have with us. >> thank you so much. >> susie: let's start right off with that stock. it's been down sharply since the scandal broke. and you said in a citi report that news corporate is quote too compelling to ignore. tell us why you are so bullish on the stock? >> well, there are a couple of reasons the stock is down some of. one is several weeks ago people expected news corporate to consolidate all of bskyb and now that is not happening. it disappoint investors. and second you have this broadening scandal. but when we look at the numbers news corp. is trade being 10 times forward earnings. and parently they have about 12 billion of cash on the balance. if you make that adjustment and remove the cash from the market capitalization they are trading closer to 6.5 times earnings. that's too compelling to ignore. >> what abou
the plug on a major deal. rupert murdoch's news corporation ditches its bid for bskyb. mumbai under attack again. three explosions rocked india's financial capital, killing at least 21 people. and on at libya's front line, and to counter attack by colonel gaddafi's forces against rebels advancing on tripoli. >> you can hear it. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a round the globe. the last few days have brought in a credible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire. today came another blow. public and political pressure, news corporation withdrew its bid for bskyb. it is another casualty of the hacking firestorm. now prime minister david cameron has announced details of a far- reaching inquiry into recent events. for more on how the deal went bust, here is the bbc business editor. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mogul, in the news for the wrong reasons. putting on a brave face before one of the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment for his attempt to take over bskyb. here is the explosives didn't.
, judy. >> brown: the "news of the world" scandal in britain took new turns today. the rupert murdoch tabloid is shutting down on sunday amid allegations that reporters hacked into phones of murder victims and the families of slain soldiers. today, police in london arrested three people, including former editor andrew coulson, who once worked for prime minister david cameron. and cameron himself faced new questions. awe instead of standing in his traditional place at the back of the home watching david cameron speak, he was heading for a south london station where he was arrested and questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to hack phones and on suspicion of bribing police officers. >> i made that decision to employ andy. he had resigned from the news of the world. he said at the time he didn't know what was happening on his watch. he should have known what was happening on his watch. he paid the price. he resigned. >> david cameron hired him to run his press operation barely five months after he resigned as editor of the news of the world and the paper's royal correspondent was jailed f
operates. rupert murdoch currently controls 40% of british newspaper sales. does closing "news of the world," make much difference? >> i suspect that one of his other tabloids will have a sunday edition. i think the extraordinary thing is that we were ever prepared to allow this man to have this kind of control over british life. he has never really bought into this society. he is and i australian who became an american to preserve his media ownership. in america, you have to be an american to own substantial media interests. this is a cancer is pollution of corruption that has been led by this newspaper which appears to have no shame whatsoever and hacking into the mobile phone and messages from the mobile phone of a 13-year-old murder victim. >> this is a man who has been able to quite literally make and break prime ministers of great britain. >> i know exactly how it seems. it came about because mrs. thatcher, i think that she did great things for this country as everyone in america appreciates. i tell you, she fell upon the neck of murdoch because here was a man who believed the same th
run in elizabeth warren of's future? phone hackingh scandal -- media mogul rupert murdoch called before a committee of british parliament. >> do you have a responsibility? >> no. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> here is the deal -- as we require this program, we don't know how the debt ceiling business is going to play out over the weekend, but we have to put a program on the air, so here goes. president obama said he hopes to elevate the tone of her political discourse in washington. >> the way we run campaigns, the demonization of what the other side, i think that is broken down some of the trust and washington. >> anyone who witnessed his reckless spending ahabits the past 2.5 years or sat across the negotiating table the past few weeks could be forgiven for being skeptical of his recent attempts to come across as a fiscal moderate. >> that is senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, who has made no secret of his hope that president obama is a one-term president, but as mark said last week, at least he is honest about it. some democrats are a
by a senior business writer for bloomberg news. -- this could impact the rupert murdoch empire, i am joined by a senior business writer for bloomberg news. what can they say that will reassure shareholders? >> i think shareholders will want to hear that the worst is past. there's a sense among shareholders -- viavoice given rupert murdoch -- they have always given rupert murdoch a bit of a break. there has always been a bit of a murdoch discount thinking he is going to do what he wants to do and do not always what is best for shareholders. they've given him a break because he has a good view long- term of where the company is going. now he and his management team look like a group that is not in front of the news. they continue to get hammered by events. they are not prepared for it. they're constantly reacting. i think shareholders will want to see that the worst is behind them and they have their arms around this and know where it will go from here. >> is there any threat to the murdochs themselves? are their personal reputations so damaged it is now a liability for management? >> there i
? this afternoon, rupert murdoch acted to underline -- >> this afternoon are rupert murdoch acted to underline her actions, traveling to see his daughter. -- to see the family of and the daughter that was the victim that has sparked this outrage. >> it was a private meeting. i was appalled to find out what had happened. that is why i went there to apologize. >> this solicitor's vote for the family. >> he was humbled to give -- spoke for the family. >> he was humbled to give a full and sincere apology to the family. the dollar family told him -- dowler family told him that his paper should lead the way to set the standard for honesty and decency, and not what has gone before. >> tomorrow, rupert murdoch's signature will appear on a further apology in every one of the u.k. papers. the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account, he said, and it failed when it came to itself. rebecca brooks may have left the bridge, but her role in this forthcoming story will ensure she remains in the headlines. the fallout continues on both sides -- >> the fallout continues on both sides of th
this week. rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince that was the largest share of the company outside of the murdoch family voiced his support. nick, tell us, news corp shares are up for the first time in about two weeks. but the independent directors have hired their own lawyer. or why? >> we are getting mixed signals from the board. they have hired lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against maybe their own exposure. there have also been some reports that some of the more independent directors are thinking about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title of ceo at the company. this is a board that he controls pretty firmly. >> who is on the board? >> is a funny bunch. there are board members that cover a lot of ground. there is an opera singer. quite a range of experience. they are there because he wants them to be. he can control them through loyalty or maybe they spend their entire career there. >> will the board wants him to be succeeded by another? or is it time for someone outside the family? >> i think we can look to the biggest source of the rumors so
of "independent television news." >> reporter: this is the humbling of a media mogul. rupert murdoch has come to this central london hotel to pay penance to apologize for the first time to the dowler family. over allegations the "news of the world" hacked into their daughter milly's phone after she died. they arrived half an hour later yesterday, rupert murdoch called the wall street journal, one of his own papers, just to insist that the phone hacking crisis had been handled extremely well in every way possible. he said there'd only been a few minor mistakes. today, he tried to stop the rot. >> i'm the founder of the company, i was appalled to find out what had happened and i apologize and i have nothing further to say. >> reporter: the dowler family's lawyer said he believed the tycoon's regret was genuine >> yes, he did apologize, he apologized many times. i don't think somebody could have held their hands in their head in their hands so many times to say that they were sorry. >> reporter: rupert murdoch's used to having everything his own way, but no longer. he's already abandoned his bid
-- rupert murdoch says he handled the question well and denied it would close his papers and would use next week to establish integrity. the scene is set for an extraordinary opportunity. it will be historic and fitter and not to be missed -- bitter and not to be missed. >> pressure continues to mount in britain. in the u.s., the fbi is closing allegations that news corp. tried to hack into the phone records of victims of the 9/11 attack. more on that border of the story -- part of the story. news corp. is headquartered in new york. the fbi seems to be bowing to pressure from politicians. >> that is right. what happened last night, a republican congressman from long island called on the fbi to open an investigation and two reports there was an attempt to obtain the phone records and numbers of the 9/11 victims, especially british victims and this attempt was made by "news of the world" reporters. this is the allegation. made in a rival newspaper. this is what it politicians want to have investigated. 9/11 is a totemic issue as we approach the 10th anniversary. people cannot believe this cou
of the world," britain's top-selling sunday tabloid and part of rupert murdoch's global media empire, has been afflicted by claims of phone hacking. david cameron expressed his shock that the phone of a girl who was murdered years ago was hacked into by a "news of the world" correspondent. >> the scandal has been growing and growing as more and more people learned that their phones had been hacked. now, a much more serious allegation has shocked the country. 13-year-old 2 went missing -- 13-year-old milly dowler went missing. there were allegations that "news of the world" packed into her phone and that some messages might have been deleted in that act. >> if these allegations are true, this is a dreadful act, a dreadful situation. what i have read in the papers is quite shocking -- that someone could do this -- while knowing that the police were trying to find this person and find out what had happened. >> there is more pressure on the prime minister's friend, rebekah brooks, chief executive of news international in the u.k., editor at "news of the world" when milly dowler went missing. she h
do not want to investigate what he has done. rupert murdoch issued a statement describing what had happened as deplorable and unacceptable. he stated that "our company must fully cooperate with the police and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? now we are learning the appalling
pie. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> media mogul rupert murdoch and his son james answered questions this week before members of the british parliament. the murdochs were grilled about accusations of cell phone hacking and bribery. members wanted to know what the murdochs knew and when they knew it. murdoch was asked by members how and why these events occurred. >> i feel that people i trusted, i'm not saying who i don't know at what level, let me down, and i think they behaved disgracefully and betrayed the company and me, and it's the debt to pay. >> the case that most angered the public was that of milly dowler, the murdered 13-year- old school girl in 2002 whose phone had been hacked. murdoch himself introduced the milly dowler case. >> absolutely shocked, appalled, and ashamed when i heard about the milly dowler case. only two weeks ago, eight days. >> question is the scandal now contained or is it spreading? mort. >> it's certainly to some extent continuing, let me put in the way, because it's gone beyond the specifics of this hacking case. there is a sense t
rupert murdoch's newscorp has spread to the u.s. the f.b.i. has opened an investigation into whether murdoch newspapers targeted the phones of 9/11 victims. it comes as rupert murdoch and his son, james, have agreed to testify before a british parliamentary panel. next week, the group will look into phone hacking and bribery by employees of newscorp's british newspaper empire. today, rupert murdoch says his company will recover from any fallout. >> susie: small businesses are often called the engine of the nation's economy. that's why tonight's commentator believes it's key to teach the nation's kids to think like entrepreneurs. with tonight's "kids and cash," here's jack harris, president of junior achievement of georgia. >> for generations, we've been taught to believe in the american dream-- owning a house, buying a car, living the good life. but this generation of kids could be the first that might not do better financially than their parents. that's why it's so important to teach business to children at a young age. at junior achievement, we work with millions of american studen
guarding a meeting of local leaders. the rupert murdoch media empire news corporation dropped its bid today to take over british sky broadcasting. it was the latest fallout from the firestorm of allegations that murdoch tabloids hacked into phones of celebrities, royals and even murder victims. we have a report from gary gibbon of independent television news. >> reporter: for decades, he's loomed over british politics. feted by politicians, rarely denied his wishes. but today, parliament rose up as one, all three main parties united, telling rupert murdoch he could not expand his media ownership here, right now. and he buckled. in a statement on their takeover plans, news corp said that it was too difficult to progress in this climate, but that news corp reserves the right to make an offer at a later date. >> i think this is the right decision, i've been saying that this company clearly needs to sort out the problems there are at news international, at the "news of the world." that must be the priority, not takeovers, so the right >> reporter: it's a huge blow for james murdoch, third in co
hiring a former tabloid editor who's since resigned and been arrested and about rupert murdoch's aborted bid for b-sky-b-- british sky broadcasting. we start with a report from gary gibbon of "independent television news." >> reporter: rupert murdoch flew the prime minister postponed parliament's summer break by a day to try to re-establish his own standing with a statement and debate. after two weeks of resisting pressure for a full-scale apology for hiring andy coulson david cameron edged towards one and he said people would hear the full genuine article if andy coulson was found to have lied. >> i have an old fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. but if it turns out i've been lied to that would be a moment for a profound apology. and in that event i can tell you i will not fall short. people will of course make judgements about it. of course i regret and i am extremely sorry about the furore it has caused with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he would not have taken it. but you don't make decisions in hindsig
leader. they are calling for rupert murdoch to withdraw his bid. they will have the option to say knows to news corp.. if they agreed to appear next week. >> there has been fresh violence in northern ireland tonight. there was an attempt to prevent the nationalists to prevent marches. tens of thousands of younis -- unionists turned out for the march. the founder of the websites wikileaks has begun the appeal of his extradition from britain to sweden. he said that the case against him was politically motivated after his website published tens of thousands of american cables last year. russia has than observing a day of mourning after as many as 110 people died after a boat sank. a tourist boat sank on sunday. contagion, it is the work that is driving fear throughout the financial market. fears about the stability of spain and italy drove shares lower. that is all happening against the backdrop of the meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss a second bailout of greece. >> europe's debt crisis spread dangerously far today to the third and biggest economy in the bureau's own. the i
. in many meetings with the international bosses. and rupert murdoch, who left after the most humble day of his life. >> i told them the same thing. >> i never had one i nappropriate conversation. i completely took myself out of any decision-making about this bid. i had no role in it. no role in when the announcement was made. >> david cameron accused them of hiding their relationships with murdoch. >> i have set up all of the contacts in contrast to the party opposite. i have never held a slumber party. >> he has an old fashioned view that a man is innocent until proven guilty. >> nick robinson, reporting there. the impact this continues to have. i am joined by nick watts from "the guardian." thank you for joining us. >> he did enough to satisfy the conservative party. he was meant to be in africa. he will finish -- and cut his trip short to go to the house of commons. there was a meeting this evening. they banged their desks for a long time. he faces a difficult challenge facing the labor party. two areas highlighted -- point number one, why did he bring him into downing street when th
on the eve of rupert and james murdoch's highly anticipated appearance before british lawmakers tomorrow. for more about the fallout this is having on the media empire itself, i'm joined by "vanity fair" contributing editorer -- editor sarah, who offered "war at the wall street journal," an account of that newspaper's takeover. thank you for ginning us. -- joining us. how damaging are the latest resignations for the police and british government and given the tangled relationships in all of this, is anybody going to escape from the scandal unscathed? >> i think what you see now is that people really don't think anyone is safe at this point. not ruperred, not james, rebecca brooks arrested, hinson resigned. this is no longer a u.k. problem or u.s. problem. it's a global problem for news corporation and people are beginning to question whether rupert murdoch can stay on his job. >> all eyes are on the hearings tomorrow when rupert murdoch and his son james are due to give evidence. what can we expect and what's at stake for their business. >> i was just speaking to someone coaching them fo
of the power passing away in some respect. i don't know when, i don't know how quickly, but rupert murdoch did ok like a spent force. james, i've heard quite divided responses on how h performed. if i re a shareholder, i wouldn't be too happy about him. i thought that -- that he was -- he seemed evasive and repetitive, which to be fair to him i think when he weing asked also repetiti questions, in that surroundingt wasn't very surprising, but he wasn't -- he dn't -- he didn't rely, i think, equate himlf thnough honor to assure the succession. so i'm rather thinking that this is the beginning of the end of an era. >> the judgment is still out on that. i think that it took about an hour for rupert murdoch, who really is a -- as we know a formidable figure -- to at least wake up or at least become engaged. i think heook some time to adjust to the fact that there he was, being pummeled, having questions asked of him. that's not the role he's accustomed of. he's normally chairman, in charge, asking the questions. so that was a little bit of a psychological shock. he did look detached, rd of hearing
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